Save your back… and buy a mattress?
You’ve probably heard this before. We spend one third of our lives in bed. That works out to be approximately 24 years on average. Yet when it comes to where we sleep, we often do not consider how our mattress can affect our backs or our quality of life. No other piece of furniture in your house is used as often or affects your overall health more than your bed. By choosing the best sleep system (i.e., the mattress, support structure, pillows, and sheets) that you can, it will improve your sleep and your quality of life.
Sleep is essential for everyone. A lack of sleep can contribute to failing health and increased pain. The spine, in particular, greatly benefits from adequate sleep. The spine works hard all day supporting the body and its functions. A period of rest is essential to maintain this activity. An inadequate sleep surface, however, can make this impossible.
Why is mattress selection important?
What you sleep on makes a big difference in the quality of sleep you get every night. A mattress without enough support for your spine can lead to muscle fatigue and a poor night’s sleep.
According to Dr. Alan Hedge, a good mattress maintains the same natural spinal alignment you have when standing. When your body is allowed to rest in its natural position, muscles are relaxed and sleep is more refreshing.
Firmer is not necessarily better for those with back soreness. Too firm does not support the body evenly, tending only to support the body’s heaviest parts. Too soft, and the mattress sags and prevents the spine from maintaining proper alignment. Neither situation allows your muscles to rest, as they must work throughout the night to find a comfortable position and maintain correct posture.
A good mattress and foundation will allow you to rest comfortably and protect your spine.Â Sleep is an essential nutrient for our bodies and where we sleep can make all the difference.
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